Power

Nigeria’s power sector debts mount amid poor supply

Apr 2, 2020

AMID poor supply, the power sector is going from bad to worse. Assessing its performance, the Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Prof James Momoh, said recently that the shortfall in the sector in the first quarter of the year increased to N1.7 trillion, from N1.4 trillion in the fourth quarter of last year. The…

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FG gives DisCos three months to improve service or face sanctions

Apr 2, 2020

In Nigeria, the federal government has just given a 3-month ultimatum to the electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to improve the electricity supply services offered to their consumers, under penalty of sanctions. It was Prime Minister Mamman Saleh who announced the news. Before this period, at the end of which a new electricity tariff will come…

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IBEDC assures customers of uninterrupted power services

Apr 2, 2020

Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has re-stated her commitment to ensure regular power supply in the event of a national shutdown due to COVID-19 in Nigeria. The Distribution Company says its statutory duty will not be crippled by the pandemic as the management is prepared to service its esteemed Customers through various online platforms for…

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Nigeria’s power supply rises to 4,257MW as plants receive gas

Apr 2, 2020

The Transmission Company of Nigeria has announced an improvement in power generation following the supply of gas to thermal power plants. Latest industry report from the Office of the Vice President showed the improvement in gas supply, as the resultant effect was noticed on the quantum of energy, 4,257 megawatts-hour/hour, that was sent out to…

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GenCos seek FG’s intervention for electricity supply

Apr 2, 2020

The Power Generation Companies of Nigeria (GenCos) have assured Nigerians of adequate power in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Executive Secretary, Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), Mrs Joy Ogaji, gave the assurance in a statement in Abuja, yesterday. Ogaji said that GenCos were working hard enough to ensure adequate power generation is…

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Ikeja Electric suspends disconnection for non-paying customers during lockdown

Apr 1, 2020

One of Nigeria’s electricity distribution company, Ikeja Electric Plc, has announced that non-paying customers within its franchise network will not be disconnected during the two-week stay-at-home period enforced by the Federal government to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic. “This is to ensure that customers who cannot afford to pay their March bills due to…

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GenCos adjust operations, decry gas shortage to power plants

Apr 1, 2020

The Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC) on Wednesday said it has altered business practices and developed strategies for dealing with the COVID-19 global pandemic to ensure service delivery and prevent harsh economic disruption as Nigeria battles the pandemic. The body of GenCos also called for government’s urgent intervention on the issue of shortage of…

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NNPC set to supply gas to Nigerian power stations

Apr 1, 2020

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) yesterday backtracked on the alarm it raised earlier about a nationwide blackout as a result of shortage of gas for powering the electricity plants. General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Ndidi Mbah, said the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had come to the rescue of the struggling plants, noting that…

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Nigeria’s electricity market increases power generation

Apr 1, 2020

The Management of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Tuesday said the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) has recorded significant improvement in gas supply for power generation. The firm had on Monday reported that gas shortage was hampering the power generation in the sector. Meanwhile, its General Manager, Public Affair, Mrs Ndidi Mbah said the sector…

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Registered Nigerian electricity consumers balloon to 9.6m – NERC

Mar 31, 2020

The number of registered electricity customers connected to the grid in Nigeria has ballooned to 9,674,729. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), which declared this, maintained that the number of customers that are not metered had been depleted by 3.89 million (40.26 per cent) as at the end of the third quarter of 2019. The…

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